Early this week, I was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and met up with a friend of mine, an American journalist who is based in Riyadh.
We got into a discussion on my blog…
In particular he said he was “inspired” by my English Channel swim challenge, but he felt I was “not properly marketing it.”
“Your writing style can gain a lot of readership – but you have to align yourself to a charity to be able to better market your English channel swim and all the other adventure challenges you are doing….”
I tried to explain…. (we have discussed this in the past so our conversation was not a new one)
I am not doing this swim to market myself.
I don’t give a damn about marketing my blog — marketing my blog would go against everything I stand for in this blog, hence, I do not allow naseba’s communication team to promote, link or market my blog in anyway.
He seemed annoyed by my response….
Once again, he tried to persuade me that I could expand my readership of this blog and gain more media interest for my various endurance challenges if I aligned myself to “a cause.”
By now I was annoyed and frustrated so sorted of shouted: “ I AM aligned to a cause …”
“My cause” is to remind everyone: “but, we have to make our lives happen.”
In my opinion…
Too many people waste their lives on facebook.
Too many people live vicariously through movie stars and pro-athletes.
Too many people sit around and talk about what they are going to do tomorrow…
How many people reading this have a goal or a “dream” yet have done nothing to try and go after achieving this dream?